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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With nearly 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 


Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
March 1, 2015
C & E Pipeline Services
Cedric Theel
Early Years
Freedom Railcar Solutions
Hladky Construction Inc.
MHA Energy
Norb Olind Construction
Northern Plains Steel
System 3, Inc.
Thompson Fire Rescue Department
United Rentals Trench Safety
Winn Construction Inc.
 
Renewing Members as of 
March 1, 2015
American Efficiency Services
American Machine & Engineering
Ameritest, Inc.
Aspen Environmental Services
Azco Inc.
Beverage Wholesalers
Britton Transport  Inc
Burleigh County
CHS Insurance
City of Bismarck-Human Resources
Clean Harbors Catalyst Services
Crane Johnson Company, Inc.
Dick's Vacuum Service
Fargo Parks & Recreation
First Choice Energy
Hettinger County
Hillerud Construction, Inc.
Hunter Grain Company
Konecranes, Inc.
Magna Energy Service
Mid West Crane Service
Minnesota Valley Testing Lab - MVTL
Mohl Drilling, Inc.
ND School Boards Association
Northern Electric Inc
NorthStar Safety, Inc.
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Precision Drilling
Red Trail Energy, LLC
Ryan Chevrolet, Inc.
Simplex Leasing, Inc.
Skydancer Hotel & Casino
Superheat FGH Services, Inc.
Titan Oilfield Services
Transystems, Inc.
UESCO Warehouse
US Army Corps of Engineers
Williams County Highway Dept.
WPX Energy Williston, LLC
Xcel Energy
 



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Final Call for Applications!
NDSC Safety & Health Award Apps Due Today
 
March 23, 2015 – This is the final week to submit applications for the NDSC's Safety & Health Awards. Award applications are due Friday, March 27. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:
  • Occupational Safety Merit Award
  • Mine Safety Merit Award
  • Safety Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Safety Instructor
  • Safe Driver – Division 1 & 2
  • Star Driver – Division 1 & 2
  • Commendation for Safety
  • Community Outreach Award

Click here for more information or to access the award applications.

Questions? Contact Lynae Hanson at (701) 751-6102 or LynaeH@ndsc.org.


Spring/Trauma Season Has Arrived!
Tips for parents and community members to keep kids safe and out of the ER

March 23, 2015 - As the warmer weather slowly reacquaints itself with North Dakota, there’s more opportunity for children to burn off steam outside. Most parents and daycare providers know this means better appetites at dinner, better naps in the afternoon, and a better night sleep for everyone!

Unfortunately, pediatric experts equate warmer weather with something a lot less desirable. They call it, “Trauma Season.” Safe Kids Worldwide says summer season represents millions of ER visits by children 14 and younger due to unintentional injuries, some resulting in death.

Luckily we can all help prevent injuries this spring and summer by setting a good example and encouraging safe habits. For simple tips to help improve child safety in your community, click here.

Want more information? Subscribe to our blog, or contact our Home & Community Coordinator, Peter Pomonis, at 701-223-6372 or
PeterP@ndsc.org.



Cedric Theel Toyota Provides New Vehicles
to the North Dakota Safety Council

March 4, 2015 - In a commitment to community safety, Cedric Theel Toyota has provided three vehicles to the NDSC as a way to help them fulfill their mission of preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities.

“We met with the NDSC, heard their story and simply wanted to do our part to improve safety for the citizens of North Dakota. We’ve all heard the news reports and seen the headlines regarding vehicle crashes and occupational fatalities across the state. The best way we can help is by providing vehicles so the NDSC can do its job,” says Justin Theel, owner of Cedric Theel Toyota.

136 people were killed in traffic crashes on our roadways* in 2014, and 55 North Dakota workers were killed on the job in 2013.** With an increased need for safety training across the state, three vehicles from Cedric Theel Toyota will help the NDSC keep training prices low while delivering life-saving safety training. With more than 1,000 members in the industries of construction, oil & gas, utilities, mining and transportation, travel is a daily necessity.

“Additional vehicles will help us execute our mission. The more people we reach, the more lives we save,” says Chuck Clairmont, executive director of the NDSC.

For more information please contact Lynae Hanson, assistant executive director of the North Dakota Safety Council at (701) 751-6102 or lynaeh@ndsc.org.

*North Dakota Highway Patrol, http://www.nd.gov/ndhp/safety-and-education
**Latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fiscal year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013)


State Farm Awards Grant to Help
Reduce Teen Driver Fatalities in N.D.
 
February 23, 2015 –
The most dangerous year of a person’s life is the first year they learn to drive.* To help improve teen driver safety in North Dakota, State Farm has awarded a $15,000 grant to the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC). The NDSC will use the grant dollars to provide affordable and life-saving driver safety training to teenagers across the state.
 
“State Farm is committed to making the roads safer by encouraging new drivers to be safe behind the wheel,” says State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Kelly Savage. “We appreciate what the NDSC is doing to help make this possible.”
 
Alive at 25 is a 4.5 hour Defensive Driving Course for drivers and passengers ages 14 to 24. The course addresses inexperience, distractions, peer pressure and how to reduce the risk of being involved in a fatal car crash. With support from the State Farm grant, the NDSC taught Alive at 25 to approximately 70 high school students Feb. 17th at Dakota Prairie School in Petersburg, N.D. This was the first of several classes to be taught thanks to State Farm grant dollars.
 
“With this grant, we will be able to provide affordable training to hundreds of teens across North Dakota. Our goal is to reach these students before a ticket, before a crash, and before a family and community has to suffer the loss of a child,” says Terry Weaver, NDSC Traffic Safety Coordinator.
 
The NDSC hosts public Alive at 25 courses across the state on a regular basis. Students who complete the course are eligible for an insurance discount and point reduction in North Dakota. To learn more about Alive at 25 and to see a statewide course schedule, go to www.ndsc.org/aliveat25. For questions, call Terry Weaver at (701) 223-6372 or (800) 932-8890.
 
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

To sign up, simply email serenas@ndsc.org and let us know what information you are interested in receiving.


News You Can Use

 

Call for nominations: 2015 Safe Driver of the Year
March 27, 2015 - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver of the Year Award. Winners will be announced at the National Awards Celebration in Atlanta on Sept. 29, during the 2015 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. The deadline for nominations is April 30.

 

Distracted driving a factor in most teen crashes: study

March 27, 2015 - Teen driver crashes may be caused by distracted driving more often than you think.

 

FMCSA reveals study plan for restart rule

March 27, 2015 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published details about an upcoming study into whether a 34-hour restart rule for commercial motor vehicle drivers improves safety for truckers and commuters.

 

OSHA seeking members for federal employee advisory council

March 27, 2015 - OSHA is requesting nominations for membership on its Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health.

 

Videos aim to prevent MSDs among dental hygienists

March 27, 2015 – A new series of informational videos is intended to help prevent musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists.

 

House hearing raises concerns over EEOC action on wellness programs

March 27, 2015 - Employer-sponsored wellness programs can lead to healthier employees and reduced costs, but recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decisions have discouraged implementation of the programs, according to witnesses at a March 24 hearing convened by the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.

 

Small manufacturers weigh in on the effect of OSHA regs

March 27, 2015 – Stringent regulations from agencies such as OSHA could increase employer costs without improving safety, employers testified March 18 during a hearing before the House Small Business Committee.

 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 20, 2015 - With an estimated 1 out of 4 crashes involving distracted driving, people need to put down their cell phones while behind the wheel. Calls kill, and too many drivers still believe it's safe to use a hands-free device.

 

Click here for full stories on the NDSC's news page.

 


 

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.